Apple to Install New GPS Testing Setup at Apple Park, Requests Permission from FCC

Apple has requested FCC for a license to install a GPS testing center at Apple Park. The company has made its case with an application to the Federal Communications Commission. The GPS testing comes under the purview of radio broadcasting legislation. It is facilitated by two regulatory authorities including FCC and US National Telecommunications and Information Administration or more commonly known as NTIA. Typically companies need to apply for an Experimental License Filing if they want to use transmitters. The application to the FCC is made by Apple systems design…

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Apple Could Be Working on AMD Powered Macs

Apple could be testing Macs that use AMD processors. References to Santa Clara-based firm’s CPUs have been found in macOS versions since the release of macOS 10.15.2 beta. AMD has been making great strides in the consumer as well as HEDT (high-end desktop) CPU segment, making circles around Intel’s processors in terms of both performance and pricing. So, it looks like Apple is interested in testing out new Ryzen processors in Macs. References to AMD processors have been found in the beta build of macOS 10.15.4, which was released a…

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Keep Your Friends and Family Safe With This Tracker [Deals Hub]

Give yourself the gift of peace of mind by always knowing where your loved ones are. LutiKey Bluetooth Tracker Device lets you keep track of your family and friends’ locations, statuses and needs. And right now it’s available in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub, where one is $23.99, 20% off the usual price of $29.99, a 3-Pack is $39.99, 20% off the usual price of $49.99 and a 4-Pack is $67.99, 19% off the usual price of $83.99. Lutikey is a step above your average find friends app. It allows…

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Concept Video Inspired by Apple’s Patent Shows off Single Slab Curved iMac Design

Apple’s recent patent detailed a curved iMac made out of a single glass slab. Thanks to a new concept now we know how the curved iMac would end up looking. Designer Jermaine Smit has created a video render showing off a full glass iMac Pro. As you can see, the iMac looks eye-catching in every sense. The best part is that you can bend the glass case in the middle and thus adjust to get the best viewing position. In all likelihood, it will also help you to carry iMac…

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The Best iPhone Apps to Track Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus is spreading like wildfire in China and other parts of Asia. Originated from the Wuhan city in China, the disease has claimed more than five hundred lives in China alone. And at the same time, new Coronavirus cases are popping up all around the world. Not a day goes without any country reporting a new case of infected patients in their region. In such a situation, it can be difficult to keep track of the overall Coronavirus outbreak areas and data for causalities. It is essential for those who…

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Apple Fined $27 Million by France for Slowing Down iPhones

Apple has been fined €25 million ($27.3 million) by France’s Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF) for intentionally slowing down older iPhones. Towards the end of 2017, it was discovered that Apple was slowing down older iPhones. After being caught, the company acknowledged that it was doing this intentionally as a part of the power management feature built into iOS. This led to Apple receiving quite a bit of criticism and made the company the subject of a lot of public class action lawsuits and investigations…

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Apple’s Retail Stores in China Will Not Reopen on February 10 Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Earlier this week, Apple shut down its retail stores and corporate offices in China due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The company had originally announced that it would open its stores on February 10th as suggested by the Chinese government. However, it looks like Apple will continue to keep its retail stores closed even after Feb. 10th. A memo sent by Apple to all its employees in China and as seen by MacGeneration points to the company determining the date on which it will reopen its offices and stores next week. The…

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WhatsApp for iPhone Gains Dark Mode in Latest Beta

A few weeks after rolling out Dark mode in the beta version of Android, WhatsApp has rolled out the feature for the iOS app as well. Right now, Dark mode in WhatsApp is only available for beta testers of the program who are a part of the TestFlight program. It is likely that WhatsApp will roll out Dark mode to the public release of the app in the coming few weeks. If the dark theme in the Android version is anything to go by, it is unlikely that Dark Mode…

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iOS 13.4 Beta 1 vs iOS 13.3.1 Speed Test

Apple recently released the first developer beta of iOS 13.4. The latest beta release of iOS 13 comes with a number of changes and enhancements including new Memoji stickers, iCloud Drive Folder sharing, new toolbar in the Mail app, and more. What about performance though? How does iOS 13.4 beta 1 compare iOS 13.3.1 in terms of app launching times? As a speedtest by YouTuber iAppleBytes shows, pretty much the same. There is no performance disparity between iOS 13.4 beta 1 and iOS 13.3.1. In all the benchmarks and app…

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